DENVER —Oct. 20, 2016 —ViaWest was recognized by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, in its 2016 Cloud Computing Partner Program Guide this week. The guide is a list of leading technology vendors with cloud-related partner programs that enable and accelerate the growth of solution providers' cloud initiatives.

ViaWest’s Partner Connect Program empowers channel partners to deliver world-class Hybrid IT Solutions – including colocation, cloud, compliance and security solutions – to their clients, enabling an increase of share-of-wallet. The program includes tools and incentives that are designed to foster long-lasting relationships and drive success for partners and their clients.

“Maintaining partners’ trust is paramount to our channel business, which is apparent through the broad portfolio of industry-leading technology and responsive support we provide in order to strengthen our partners’ position as trusted advisors. The result is an incredibly powerful program, with remarkably low attrition rates,” said Isaiah Hogberg, vice president of channel sales at ViaWest. “Our channel program continues to see double-digit year-over-year growth, but most importantly our partners report they are achieving accelerated growth from the multititude of services we provide.”

The CRN 2016 Cloud Computing Partner Program Guide serves as a valuable resource for solution providers navigating the booming cloud marketplace, helping them to identify technology suppliers that offer innovative cloud solutions and partner programs. To qualify for participation in the Cloud Partner Program Guide, technology vendors must have a unique set of partner program benefits for solution providers that deliver cloud infrastructure or applications.

“For channel partners, active support for their cloud-based solutions is more critical than ever,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s 2016 Cloud Computing Partner Program Guide recognizes vendors that provide excellent resources, training and financial incentives for cloud, doing their best to help partners make the most of this now foundational practice area.”

The Cloud Partner Program Guide is featured in the October issue of CRN and can be viewed online at www.crn.com/cloud-ppg.

About ViaWest
ViaWest is a leading Hybrid IT Solutions provider offering cloud, colocation, compliance services and security solutions, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shaw Communications Inc. (NYSE: SJR). With more than 17 years of experience, 30 North American data centers and multiple cloud nodes, ViaWest offers IT and infrastructure solutions that solve business challenges while balancing cost, scalability and security requirements. ViaWest delivers tailored solutions designed for maximum reliability and flexibility backed by our 100% uptime commitment.

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